The Sorry Not Sorry singer has always made it very clear about how she’s struggled with bulimia and self-harm. These two issues which, along with her history of drug abuse, led her at 18 years old to check into a rehab facility for the first time back in 2010.
It was last July that the 26-year-old former Disney star had relapsed, surviving a near-fatal overdose.
It’s been reported since then, Lovato seems to have been recovering well.
It’s no surprise she has been through a lot for her age. Recently Lovato has to stand up for herself when she came across a body-shaming article about her ‘fuller figure’.
The outspoken singer didn’t hold back, taking to her Instagram story to respond to the article entitled ‘Demi Lovato Appears To Have Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA’.
“I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT,”
“Unlike the past, I’m not triggered, I’m not upset that someone wrote a headline about my ‘fuller figure’,” Lovato went on to say.
“I’m angry that people think it’s okay to write headlines about people’s body shapes,” she continued. “Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder.
“I’m not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture.”
“Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh,” she added in another story. “Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking.”
“If you’re reading this: Don’t listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale.”
“And I am more than a headline about my body shape,” she concluded.
In another series of screenshots uploaded to her Instagram story, Lovato revealed that she had been messaging the author of the article via Direct Message. She encouraged the writer to “use his platform for good”.
The author took “full responsibility” for the article and the pair shared their perspectives on the media’s influence on the topic of body image.